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Gillings Researchers Find Further Evidence That Bats May Be Evolutionary Source of MERS

The evolutionary origins of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus (MERS-CoV) are unknown, but a collaborative team including researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health has found new evidence to support the hypothesis that the virus originated in bat populations. In the new findings co-authored by… Read more »

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Bentley Wins 2017 Triangle Global Health Award

Margaret “Peggy” Bentley, associate dean for global health and Carla Smith Chamblee Distinguished Professor of Global Nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected as the Triangle Global Health Consortium’s 2017 Triangle Global Health Champion. Bentley, who is also associate director of the UNC… Read more »

Left to right are GillingsX presenters Amy Shipow, Diego Garza, Alexis Hoyt, Kate LeMasters, Zainab Alidina, Eric Rubenstein and student moderator Hill Winstead.

Fourth Annual GillingsX Talks Showcased Students’ Global Health Work

Six students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health gave presentations about their global health research experiences during the fourth annual GillingsX talks on March 23. About 120 people attended the event. The event, hosted by Gillings’ Student Global Health Committee (SGHC), is modeled after the Technology, Entertainment… Read more »

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UNC Doctoral Student Wins IntraHealth International Award

Josie Caves, doctoral student in epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received IntraHealth International’s 2017 Raluca Iosif Intimate Partner Violence Research Award. The award will support Caves’ research on the factors that determine whether intimate partner violence manifests as homicide or homicide/suicide. An estimated… Read more »

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New Survey Will Determine Whether and How Zika Affects Plans for US Travelers

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and RTI International will collaborate to determine whether and how Zika virus is affecting plans for U.S. travelers. Co-principal investigators of the effort are Jim Herrington, executive director of the Gillings Global Gateway® and UNC professor of the practice of health behavior, and Linda Squiers,… Read more »

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Researchers at UNC Conclude Hookah Smoking Is Public Health Threat in Kurdish Region of Iraq

A commentary by two University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health researchers concludes that hookah smoking is an emerging threat to public health globally, especially in the Kurdish region of Iraq. Dilshad Jaff, research adviser for conflict prevention and disaster preparedness in the Gillings School’s Gillings Global Gateway, and… Read more »

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Study Finds Variant that Confirms Shared Genetic Risk for Kidney Disease Among Hispanics, American Indians

A new study has found an Amerindian-specific genetic variant that influences a kidney trait in Hispanics/Latinos, thereby confirming shared genetic risk for kidney disease among Hispanics/Latinos and American Indians. The study extends earlier work by the authors, published Sept. 20, 2016, in  Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The research reported certain African-ancestry variants… Read more »